Winn Dixie is an American chain of about 500 retail grocery stores located in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama. It has its headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. The company has an official website which it runs alongside its brick and mortar stores. It has sold and worked with more than 60 brands since its inception.
What time does Winn Dixie open?
Is Winn Dixie open today? Is Winn Dixie open tomorrow?
Is Winn Dixie open on Sunday? Yes, it is open
Winn Dixie closing time
What time does Winn Dixie close? It closes at 09:00 PM
History of Winn Dixie
Winn Dixie was started by William Milton Davis alongside his four sons Tine Wayne Davis, Milton Austin Davis, James Elsworth Davis and Artemus Darius Davis. William Davis bought the first general store in Burley, Idaho in 1914. He renamed it to Davis Mercantile.
He sold most of his goods on credit. However, the introduction of cash-only stores in the early 1900s hurt his business. The new stores offered larger selections and lower prices. Davis decided to borrow $10,000 from his father and relocated to Miami, Florida in 1925.
He bought the Rockmoor Grocery store and renamed it to Table Supply in 1927. He also added four more stores in the same year. In 1931, he expanded to 33 chains after buying Lively Stores for $10,000. William Davis later died in 1934 and left his sons in charge of the company.
In 1939, the brothers bought 51% of Winn & Lovett which had 73 stores. They bought the remainder in 1944 and merged Lively Stores and Winn & Lovett. Both stores were operated under the name Winn & Lovett. In 1945, the brothers bought Steiden Stores and Margaret Ann Stores in 1949.
More acquisitions were done during subsequent years. In 1955, the brothers acquired Penney Stores, Eden Stores, and Ballentine Stores. The acquisition of the Dixie Home chain marked the first time the Winn-Dixie name was used.
Other stores that were bought include the Ketner-Milner Stores, Hill Stores, King Stores, City Markets Chain, Buddies Supermarket chain, Thriftway Food Drug, and Jitney Jungle. Despite the multiple acquisitions before the year 2000, Winn Dixie has had to close several of its stores due to financial difficulties.
Winn Dixie Holiday Hours – Open
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 14||Valentine’s Day|
|February 18||President’s Day|
|March 5||Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day|
|April 19||Good Friday|
|April 21||Easter Sunday|
|April 22||Easter Monday|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo|
|May 27||Memorial Day|
|July 04||Independence Day|
|September 02||Labor Day|
|June 16||Father’s Day|
|May 12||Mother’s Day|
|October 14||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veterans Day|
|November 28||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 29||Black Friday|
|December 24||Christmas Eve|
|December 26||Day after Christmas|
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve|
Winn Dixie Holiday Hours – Closed
|December 25||Christmas Day|
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There are a few products that Winn Dixie is known for. Its private label soft drink brand “Chek” is offered in more than 20 flavors. Caffeine-free and diet variants of the soft drink are also sold.
The company also has a three-tier system for the brands it sells. They include the “Thrifty Maid” tier for value items, “Winn Dixie” for mainstream products, and “Prestige” for upscale private label items.
Winn Dixie is often referred to as “The Beef People”, a name it has been known for throughout its existence. The chain store also runs a pharmacy and sells groceries, dairy products, frozen food, liquor, seafood, baked goods, meat, and general merchandise.
Based on its 2012 revenue, Winn Dixie became the 45th largest retail store in America. It is also ranked 24th by Supermarket News in the “Top 75 North American Food Retailers”.
Several scenes in the 1991 “Fried Green Tomatoes” film were shot inside and outside a Winn Dixie supermarket. In the Children’s novel “Because of Winn-Dixie”, the author Kate DiCamillo based her story on a dog that was found in the retail store.
Despite its financial struggles in the last few years, Winn Dixie offers a wide selection of items for its shoppers. Whether its general merchandise or food, all 500 locations make it easy for you to get what you want and at the price you want it.